A juror in London is facing jail time after posting a comment on Facebook back in December that said he wanted to ‘F—k up’ the defendant, a convicted child sex offender.
The juror, Kasim Davey, was then discharged as a juror, for obviously breaching court protocol and discussing the case outside of the juror room. The post read: “Woooow I wasn't expecting to be in a jury Deciding a paedophile's fate, I've always wanted to F—k up a paedophile & now I'm within the law!”
Davey was then held in contempt of court and questioned by a judge at Wood Green Crown court in London about the Facebook post. Davey denied that he wrote it, and now he will be prosecuted by the attorney general for "an act likely to interfere with the due administration of justice.”
Davey was sitting on the jury for Adam Kephalas, a convicted child-sex offender. Kephalas was given a 12-month prison sentence in January.
Dominic Grieve, the attorney general, was given permission by the high court to pursue the contempt of court case after a brief hearing on Wednesday morning.